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It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin


Friday, October 28, 2005

Beyond disappointment

Disappointment can be a gift that tells you much about yourself. Choose to benefit from it.

Disappointment is definitely painful, and yet that pain is there to get your attention and to make you aware of certain truths. Take the opportunity to understand those truths.

Disappointment stirs up feelings deep within you. You can use the energy of those feelings to push you forward, to motivate you, to recharge your spirit.

Disappointment is able to occur only because there are positive possibilities in your life. Use the occasion to explore, connect to and express the best of those possibilities.

There is a reason why certain events and certain outcomes cause you to be disappointed. Seek to understand that reason, and you will discover a valuable and abiding truth about yourself.

For every disappointment, there is a positive energy within you that makes the disappointment meaningful. Connect with that positive energy and you will move successfully beyond any temporary setback.

— Ralph Marston

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